albi at albi at
Sat Sep 10 21:37:04 UTC 2005

On Sat, 10 Sep 2005 23:16:32 +0200
HC Brugmans <hcbrugmans at> wrote:

> Again, the piont here is not openoffice, the piont is that this is a 
> problem that bugs me greatly, and others have this or other issues too.
> I'd like to see them discussed on the wiki page.
> Feel free to post problems and solutions there.

in your original email you talked about something like "full
compatibility with ms-office formats"

do you realise what you are asking ? afaik Microsoft has kept those
formats closed for years and years except for the rtf-format

therefore it was possible to create programs to be "fully compatible"
with rtf, e.g. the wordprocessor Ted is completely focused on rtf

i only see certain answers to your question at the moment, and that is
to use MS-office with wine, you can install winetools, use a "supported
by winetools" wine-version, and then install MS-office

crossover-office is also an idea, but they ask you to pay for it 

> The entire point is to create a page that is a safe environment for 
> people to say "this sucks, because" or "my mother oculdn't possibly work 
> with it, because"

the internet is full of hate-pages already, i don't really see the need
for space on the wiki for your idea, but feel free to post it elsewhere

grtjs, albi
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